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Well today was the day. The new owner got on and drove her away. It just seems so hard to say......"Good Bye"


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Does this mean you're leaving??


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Every time you see that picture you're going to regret it...I've regretted every bike i've ever sold...especially when you see a picture of it. The last one I sold, I should've kept...oh well, life goes on.

Gotta say....that's a damn fine lookin Versys!

Lovin every minute of it!
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Yeah I had considered asking you about that... Some good machines are surprisingly hard to seperate from. It suddenly feels like abandoning a very dependable friend once it's taken from you. It really rips your heart apart, but the new replacement makes you forget about the damn Versys and all the lack of drive-through respect it brought pretty quickly.
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Nope...I'll be around

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Every time you see that picture you're going to regret it...I've regretted every bike i've ever sold...especially when you see a picture of it. The last one I sold, I should've kept...oh well, life goes on.

Gotta say....that's a damn fine lookin Versys!
Yep, But it was time...Thats how the bike looked after i stripped her down.

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Yeah I had considered asking you about that... Some good machines are surprisingly hard to seperate from. It suddenly feels like abandoning a very dependable friend once it's taken from you. It really rips your heart apart, but the new replacement makes you forget about the damn Versys and all the lack of drive-through respect it brought pretty quickly.

Yes i was so depressed i had to order something "Shiny".. ..http://www.delkevic.us/?section=shop...2006-2012-3000

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Yes i was so depressed i had to order something "Shiny".. ..http://www.delkevic.us/?section=shop...2006-2012-3000

Very cool! It should sound great too.

Good power improvement across rev range, with a maximum gain of 4.74 HP.

http://images.delkevic.co.uk/product2704_27.jpg
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Very cool!

Good power improvement across rev range, with a maximum gain of 4.74 HP.

http://images.delkevic.co.uk/product2704_27.jpg
That'll work. I put a K&N filter on it already and when you get on the throttle its a different sounding bike than with the stock filter.

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Yes i was so depressed i had to order something "Shiny".. ..http://www.delkevic.us/?section=shop...2006-2012-3000
After just looking up prices for the dual slip-ons, I can see why you went with delkevic. Wow! All the other options cost a fortune.
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Hp gain with a slip on, BWAHAHAHA!
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Well today was the day. The new owner got on and drove her away. It just seems so hard to say......"Good Bye"


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After just looking up prices for the dual slip-ons, I can see why you went with delkevic. Wow! All the other options cost a fortune.


Cost is never an issue. I like the looks of these the best. The two brothers and others that are long look like crap on the FJR. I like the carbon fiber but the stainless look better with the color of my bike..But it is a bonus the ones i like are at a much better price..

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Hp gain with a slip on, BWAHAHAHA!
Not getting it for that. Just looks and sound...The bike has enough power already.

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Thats a shame you were a great poster. I have used your insight in my fledgling days as a versys owner.
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Thats a shame you were a great poster. I have used your insight in my fledgling days as a versys owner.
Don't forget that Joe's posts will STILL be here...!

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Thanks Joe

As a new guy on the block I've learned a lot from your sage advice. Sure appreciate it if you keep chiming in; not that the other guys are any slouches on giving great advice. I really feel I have started riding again with the right bike just from the camaraderie of the forum members. Thanks all.

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Well you did it!

Congrats I think?

Just stick around Joe. Hope you don't fade off.





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Well congrats, I guess.

Now that you're riding that Iron Butt-certified motorcycle, we'll be expecting you to ride 100 miles before breakfast and another 300 before lunch and file the appropriate trip reports here, natch.

Whitehorse Press is going out of business so it's time for a final sale. Signed copies of my book are now $10 with free shipping in the U.S. while they last.
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